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Old 07-16-2002, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question Cobb Club Spec kit

I have an '02 WRX, and recently I've been developing that 'itch' to throw some money into making my car faster. I've had my eye on this kit for a little while and just had a few general questions:

1. I already have COBB's cat-back exhaust, and I'd like to keep it. The Club Spec kit comes with APS' turbo-back exhaust system, but COBB told me that I couldn't order the kit minus the APS exhaust. Sooo, I was wondering, would there be interest if I was to sell the turbo-back exhaust seperate from the kit?

2. Although COBB certainly seems like a reputable and high-quality aftermarket company, I am still hesitant to modify my car in anyway due to reliability and warranty problems (I dealt with a pantload of these problems with my previous car). What is COBB's track record like in the reliability department?

3. Are there any issues I should be aware of about the kit itself? How will it change driveability, for example? I drive this car everyday and occasionally make long trips to Austin, Houston, College Station, etc., and I want to make sure it will still be up to these tasks. Anyone with this kit or with 1st-hand experience know anything that I should know?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys could give me.
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Old 07-16-2002, 09:02 PM   #2
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1, you can sell it very easily

2 and 3... I'll let everyone else tell you who owns the kit just how good and reliable it is without sacraficing too much "daily" driver.
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Old 07-16-2002, 09:28 PM   #3
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27,500 miles and still grinning ear to ear

the Club Spec is a well balanced package

and makes the WRX soooo much more fun to drive

yes I have done plenty of things since then

but I still look fondly back at the Club Spec level

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Old 07-16-2002, 10:08 PM   #4
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I think theres something like 1000 club spec kits installed in the world (800 in australia) with no known engine failures that Im aware of.

If I were you, I would keep the turbo back, and sell the catback you have now. The club spec without the turbo back is like getting a PB&J sandwich without the P, the B, or the J!

You can expect a CEL light, with a solution for that problem possibly coming in the future. You can expect a lot more low rpm power, and a lot more high rpm power.

you can expect 13.4 to 13.5 in the 1/4 mile

4.5 second 0-60

and a big grin as you leave cobb tuning.

"WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!"


Ive been beating the crap out of my car, which has had the club spec since 15,000 miles ago, and Ive added even more power since then. Autocrossing, and drag racing regularly in the houston heat hasn't blown it up yet.

but, when you add power to an engine, you stress it more. So I wouldn't modify unless you could deal with a worst case scenario.

but if you stick with just the club spec, I wouldn't worry




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I have an '02 WRX, and recently I've been developing that 'itch' to throw some money into making my car faster. I've had my eye on this kit for a little while and just had a few general questions:

1. I already have COBB's cat-back exhaust, and I'd like to keep it. The Club Spec kit comes with APS' turbo-back exhaust system, but COBB told me that I couldn't order the kit minus the APS exhaust. Sooo, I was wondering, would there be interest if I was to sell the turbo-back exhaust seperate from the kit?

2. Although COBB certainly seems like a reputable and high-quality aftermarket company, I am still hesitant to modify my car in anyway due to reliability and warranty problems (I dealt with a pantload of these problems with my previous car). What is COBB's track record like in the reliability department?

3. Are there any issues I should be aware of about the kit itself? How will it change driveability, for example? I drive this car everyday and occasionally make long trips to Austin, Houston, College Station, etc., and I want to make sure it will still be up to these tasks. Anyone with this kit or with 1st-hand experience know anything that I should know?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys could give me.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:28 AM   #5
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I love my WRX Club Spec ... but it doesn't seem as quick as it first did ... instead, now anything else I drive feels like a absolute slug .
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